Mansfield parks' Green Flag glory!
Three parks owned and maintained by Mansfield District Council have received the prestigious Green Flags awarded by the Civic Trust.
This is the first time that the District Council has three parks (Peafield Park, Carr Bank Park and Titchfield Park) that each hold Green Flag Status.
Green Flag is a nationally recognised award used to benchmark quality green spaces and to show continual improvement.
Peafield Park, which is on Litton Road in Mansfield Woodhouse, received its first Green Flag this year.
The park, opened in 2004, takes its name from Peafield Lane, which was a main coach road from Mansfield to the Great North Road.
The park boasts facilities including: play areas for different age groups, wildflower meadow area, woodland walks and sensory gardens.
The District Council's Parks department are supported by the Friends of Peafield Park; who assist with school activities, carrying out regular litter picks, assisting with preparations for Mansfield in Bloom and generally act as eyes and ears of the park on behalf of Parks staff.
Carr Bank Park, off Windmill Lane in Mansfield retains the Green Flag status it has held for several years.
Carr Bank is divided into areas based upon the original design of the park. These include: rose gardens, play area, games area for football, basketball and tennis, pavilion, performance area, bowling green, wild flower meadow, orchard and parkland lawns.
Titchfield Park, off Nottingham Road has held Green Flag status for the past two years.
Titchfield Park is the largest town-centre park and, as home of the Party in the Park event, is visited by thousands of people each year.
The Maun Conservation group helps care for the park, as well as two neighbouring Local Nature Reserves, and carry out a variety of practical tasks, events and school visits.
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council, commented: "I am delighted that three of Mansfield District Council's parks have been awarded Green Flag status."
"These awards are a testament to the work carried out by Mansfield District Council's Parks Department and also the voluntary effort made by members of our Friends groups, to whom I offer my thanks for the work they have all carried out in the last year to help make this possible."